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US tariffs on EU food: Europe fears collateral damage

By Oliver Morrison

Europe's food and drink sector ‘deeply regrets’ the US decision to slap 25% tariffs on EU agri-food products including Scotch whisky, Italian cheese, Spanish olives, German coffee and British biscuits.

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ISO wants to ‘clear up the confusion’ over ethical labels

By Katy Askew

Growing interest in sustainability has resulted in a proliferation of on-pack ethical claims from food makers. But how do we know what claims are true? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) believes it has developed an answer.

“It is vital that consumers have transparency and awareness of the quality dairy products available to them.

‘Mozzarella’ protected for global cheese use

By Beth Newhart

The European Union’s effort to take sole ownership of common cheese terms based on origin has ended in an agreement, protecting the fate of ‘mozzarella’ around the world.

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What impact does diet have on biodiversity loss?

By Flora Southey

A study comparing the effects of vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous diets on biodiverse ‘hotspots’ in the tropics has been published by researchers in Scotland and Germany.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev joins new IBM blockchain

By Oliver Morrison

Beverage giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is among the big firms to join IBM’s new blockchain project called Trust Your Supplier, aimed at improving supply chain transparency.

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EFSA backs ban on chlorpyrifos

By Oliver Morrison

The controversial pesticide does not meet criteria for the renewal of its EU approval, says the EFSA.

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ScotBio increases phycocyanin in spirulina for ‘enhanced’ blue

By Katy Askew

Scottish biotech company ScotBio has developed a patent-protected method of enhancing the amount of phycocyanin, the blue pigment, produced in spirulina. The company says this innovation will make indoor grown spirulina a cost-effective option for the...

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